Michael Decter

LRC Contributor

Michael Decter is the board chair of Patients Canada, Medavie Blue Cross and The Walrus Foundation. He has served as Ontario’s deputy minister of health and chair of the Canadian Institute for Health Information. He is the author of Healing Medicare: Managing Health System Change the Canadian Way (McGilligan Books, 1996), Four Strong Winds: Understanding the Growing Challenges to Health Care (Stoddart, 2000) and the co-author with Francesca Grosso of Navigating Canada’s Health Care: A User’s Guide to Getting the Care You Need (Penguin, 2006).

Articles by Michael Decter

  • Saving Medicare (September 2014)
    As costs steadily rise, we need to build a healthcare system outside hospitals
  • Trading with the Sharks (July–August 2012)
    A review of Thieves of Bay Street: How Banks, Brokerages and the Wealthy Steal Billions from Canadians, by Bruce Livesey
  • Eliminating the Caboose (November 2008)
    A review of Who Killed the Queen? The Story of a Community Hospital and How to Fix Public Health Care, by Holly Dressel, and Critical to Care: The Invisible Women in Health Services, by Pat Armstrong, Hugh Armstrong and Krista Scott-Dixon